Widows, students, orphans top beneficiaries of NASFAT’s Zakat
… We hope to do more subsequently – Adelotan
“With this grinding machine given to me by NASAS, taking care of my children’s responsibilities will be a lot more easier. I am indeed very grateful.”
Those are the words of Mrs. Mulikat Bello, one of the beneficiaries of the Zakat distribution carried out recently by NASFAT Agency for Zakat and Sadaqat, NAZAS, an arm of the Nasrul-Lahi-L-Fatih Society of Nigeria, NASFAT.
Most of those empowered through the institution of Zakat are widows, orphans, debtors and students.
At the 3rd public disbursement held in Alausa-Lagos, the General Manager of NAZAS, Alhaji Muftau Adelotan said over N3 million was disbursed.
The event also featured free medical service and addition of five Imams to the 12 that already benefitted from the Nazas Imam Health Scheme.
He described widows as special beings who need special attention.
“We should always try and assist widows and orphans because Allah sees them as those who are in the wilderness without any helper. If we can assist these people in our community, crime rates and destitute issues will be reduced,” he said.
He likened those who are in debt to people living in bondage.
Islam, he said, “teaches us that we should relief those who are in burden, bondage or you can term them as somebody who are in slavery because once you’re owing somebody, that person might have given you some conditions that you have to abide with and these conditions might even be hindering your successes…but if we assist them to ensure that we bring them out of that debt, they’ll be able to focus on better things and their minds will be at rest.”
Adelotan advised students given scholarship to face their studies, saying “very few have this opportunity we gave them. Some people don’t even have the means to even come to us to apply not to talk of having opportunity of benefitting from our scholarship. They should be good students and excel in their academic to secure good employment after graduation.”
He urged the beneficiaries to use the funds and the equipment judiciously.
A beneficiary who got a grinding machine, Mrs Mulikat Bello, expressed her gratitude to the management of NAZAS.
“I have four children. Catering for them with my small business is tasking. With these machine, I could make up to N20,000 daily. May God assist those who pay Zakat.”